Flew to Calgary International Airport ( YYC ). Sorry, no picture of the city (we are city snobs ), as we always prefer to spend our time in National Parks for very obvious reason, NATIONAL PARKS ARE CALMING TO THE SOUL AND HEALING TO THE SPIRIT.
From Calgary, we drove to Waterton National Park, where we stayed for 2 nights for Waterton Glacier International Peace Park exploring.
Days 1- 3: Waterton Glacier International Peace Park
Waterton Glacier International Peace Park is the name of the union of two neighboring National Parks, one in Canada ( Waterton National Park) and the other one in USA ( Glacier National Park). Waterton and Glacier are not only 2 National Parks and a Peace Park, but also a UNESCO Wolrd Heritage Site and a Biosphere Reserve. Aside from amazing scenery and sights so relaxing and calming, we enjoyed so much the wildlife in these 2 National Parks of 2 different countries.
WATERTON NATIONAL PARK of CANADA
|home for 3 days @ Waterton Glacier International Peace Park|
Days 4- 5 @ Golden, which sits right at the center of 4 Canadian Rockies National Parks. These are: Kootenay, Yoho, Glacier and Mt. Revelstoke National Parks.
On our way to Golden, BC, Canada which would be our home for 3 days, we explored Kootenay National Parks and Yoho National Parks.
|home for 2 days at Golden, the view outside our room reminds us to be always "bear aware"|
|we were welcomed by rainbow at our temporary home in Jasper National Park|
( we were drenched by heavy rain here too, but no heavy rain could stop us from exploring. there's no bad weather when you have appropriate clothing )
I did dream about swimming with the fishes while being in the Rockies. I guess, not even 8 amazing National Parks could take me away from the ocean, riding its powerful waves and swimming with the fishes. Canadian Rockies + Glacier of USA provided us with a very good vacation though. We had so much fun, took so much inspiration and rejuvenating energy from the mountains, and the places we explored will continue to feed our dreams beautifully.
|glacial pond at Mt. Edit Cavell|
|4 of us (hubby, hubby's niece, brother in law, me ) at Columbia Icefield|
|Bow Lake from Bow Glacier Falls Trail|
|pictures from Hidden Lake Trail, Glacier National Park, MT, USA|